November 1, 2005
Creepy man with slate board, take 3!
The first half of this compilation can be pretty dull, or interesting, depends on how much dry stock footage means to you. Since I am a stock footage nut, I found all of these shots of various people to be quite interesting actually. They seem to be testing different filters and light here, making the thoroughly strange people shown here shown stranger then they really are.
The 2nd half are mostly outdoor shots, Farms, mountains, deserts highways etc. With a grocery shopper and a chemist mixed in for good measure.
Wilford B. Wolf
September 23, 2004
First of 11 reels from the Calvin company. Unlike later reels, this does not seem to be directly related to "Your Name Here", but perhaps other Calvin productions.
The reel opens with a series of one shots of various actors in costume. Next is shots of a man driving up on a tractor and man lettering a title card for "Your Future Home". Then, a series of camera tests, including an unintentionally surrealist sequence of a man in a white shirt periodically holding up a test slate.
Following the test shots is a series of shots in black & white, many repeats of shots from the first part. This section does have a nice, if short, shot of a man working at an editing table.
The last half of the reel is stock footage, opening with a shot of an LA freeway, aerial shots of cities and freeways, a woman in a supermarket, mountains and deserts. A couple shots of scienctific equipment and plowing of a field end the reel.